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Lane Restrictions along James Mountain Road could cause delays to routes 20/21/33/35 thru October 28th


To safely complete a repair of the barrier wall, traffic along James Mountain Road will be reduced to one lane from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM throughout this week.

The road will be open to up-bound and down-bound traffic and will be controlled by signs and flags. The lane restrictions begin today and are expected to wrap up by Friday, October 28th, 2016.

2016 Rockton World’s Fair Shuttle

As part of the 2016 Rockton World’s Fair, the Hamilton Street Railway will be providing shuttle service between downtown Hamilton and the Fair. This shuttle service will be in effect from Saturday, October 8th to Monday, October 10th, 2016.

Unlike previous years, the shuttle in 2016 is FREE of charge.

The shuttle will operate during the following hours:

Saturday between 9:00 AM to 11:38 PM
Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 10:38 PM
Monday, from 9:00 AM to 6:08 PM

The full schedule and map of the shuttle can be seen below.

Notice: Holiday Service Monday for Thanksgiving

As a reminder, the Hamilton Street Railway will be operating on a holiday schedule for the Thanksgiving this Monday. On this date many routes will be operating with reduced frequencies while some routes will not be operating at all.

The following routes will not be in service Monday:

41 MOHAWK detoured due to Brow Building Loop change Oct 6-17


Effective Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at 7:00 AM until approximately Monday, October 17th, 2016 at 11:00 PM, the Brow Building Loop will be occupied by a film company.

As a result, route 41 MOHAWK – 41A SANATORIUM BROW BUILDING LOOP) will loop and recover short (east) of the existing loop just off Sanatorium Road and at the eastern portion of the Brow Building Loop.

6 ABERDEEN detoured due to Rebecca Street closure September 30th


Rebecca Street, between James Street and Hughson Street, will be closed to all traffic on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM for concrete works, weather permitting.

Due to the closure route 6 ABERDEEN will be detoured.

Binbrook Fair 2016 Shuttle Details

Once again the City of Hamilton is providing express shuttle service to and from the Binbrook Fair. The annual fair takes place on Friday, September 16th until Sunday September 18th however the shuttle will operate on SUNDAY ONLY.

The shuttle will travel between Eastgate Square Transit Terminal and the Binbrook Fair.

Buses will depart Eastgate Square Transit Terminal at platform #1 (58 STONEY CREEK LOCAL bus stop) between 9:35 AM and will depart every 60 minutes thereafter until 4:35 PM. Buses will depart Binbrook Fair (in front of Little Theatre) starting at 10:00 AM and operate every 60 minutes until 5:00 PM. Additional trips will depart at 5:45pm and 6:30pm.

The shuttle bus also stops in both directions at Upper Centennial, north of Rymal at the traffic signalized entrance to Fortinos to provide connections with HSR route 44 RYMAL.

Please note that regular HSR fare applies on board this express shuttle.

1 KING and 10 B-LINE EXPESS detoured Sept 19-Oct 10 due to University Plaza construction


Effective Monday, September 19th, 2016 from the beginning of service and for approximately 3 weeks weather permitting, the University Plaza Terminal will be closed due to construction.

As a result, Routes 1A KING and 10 B-LINE EXPRESS buses will be on detour during this time. Only westbound buses will be affected by this detour. No eastbound stops will be missed.

2016 Supercrawl Detours Sept 8th – 11th


Supercrawl is taking place on the weekend of September 9-11, 2016. The event will result in the closure of the following streets:

  • James Street, between King Street (north leg) and Strachan Street
    Thursday, September 8 at 2:30 am until 4 am on Monday, September 12.
  • York Blvd., between Bay Street and Hughson Street
    Thursday, September 8 at 2:30 am until 4 am on Monday, September 12.

City of Hamilton hires new Director of Transit


The City of Hamilton is announced that Debbie Dalle Vedove is the successful candidate for the Director of Transit position with the City of Hamilton.

Transit plays a vital role in the health and wellbeing of residents in Hamilton. It connects people to their homes, jobs, local businesses, programs and services, family, social functions, and other transit networks. With nearly 30 years of experience in the transit industry, Debbie is poised to take on this important role leading transit in Hamilton.

Locke Street Festival detour of 7 LOCKE and free shuttle September 10th


The Locke Street Merchants Association is holding a street festival on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 from 7:00 AM until 10:30 PM. This festival will result in the total closure of Locke Street between Hunter Street and Stanley Avenue.

Due to the road closure route 7 LOCKE will be on detour as follows.

Additionally the HSR will be providing a free shuttle between the Locke Street Festival and Supercrawl during the festival. See those details below.